Superficial Palmar Branch of the Radial Artery
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Superficial Palmar Branch of the Radial Artery
Superficial palmar branch of radial artery
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Palm of left hand, showing position of skin creases and bones, and surface markings for the volar arches.
Details
Sourceradial artery
Branchessuperficial palmar arch
Identifiers
Latinramus palmaris superficialis arteriae radialis
TA98A12.2.09.031
TA24645
FMA22752
Anatomical terminology

The superficial palmar branch of the radial artery arises from the radial artery, just where this vessel is about to wind around the lateral side of the wrist.

Running forward, it passes through, occasionally over, the thenar muscles, which it supplies, and sometimes anastomoses with the terminal portion of the ulnar artery, completing the superficial palmar arch.

This vessel varies considerably in size: usually it is very small, and ends in the muscles of the thumb; sometimes it is as large as the continuation of the radial artery itself.

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 594 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)



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